Containment Mats for the Garage Floor

Containment Mats for the garage floor keep you out of trouble. Its that simple. If you are like most Americans, you are short on space and you store many things in the garage. In the winter, or even wet spring weather, you pull in and the moisture, dirt and debris goes everywhere. With a containment mat from Garage Flooring LLC, your problem is solved. Everything that falls off your car stays in one place. This makes it easier to clean, safer to walk on your concrete, and keeps your belongings dry.

Containment Mats for the Garage Floor

Containment mats keep water, ice, snow, mud, and oil off your concrete floor. Let’s face it; nothing is more annoying than pulling into your garage after a snowstorm or four-wheeling in the mud and having a massive mess all over the floor. TruContain containment mats solve the problem with minimum investment and absolutely no assembly required! We offer two key mats for containment. Parksmart & TruContain. TruContain mats are thinner but require no assembly. Park Smart Clean Park lays smoother when you purchase the 50 Mil product; However, they require considerable assembly.

In general, we prefer Trucontain mats for protecting the garage floor. From water containment to slush and grime, if it comes off your vehicle, you want to keep it off the garage floor! If you want a thicker mat that looks better out of the box and do not mind assembly, Park Smart 50 Mil is a good choice. TruContain® available in the standard grand and the HD grade. No matter which product you select, they all offer a great way to keep your garage floor clean!

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TruContain® Containment Mats by All Weather Floors are the ultimate in garage floor containment systems. Based on years of feedback, we created a heavier one-piece product that installs in minutes. Combined with its attractive gray color and moving the seams to the underside of the mat, TruContain® is perfect for whatever season you drive! Rated Best Containment Mat by All Garage Floors. #1 New Release in Category by Amazon


Garage Grip ™ carpet mats capture water, snow, and dirt, then it utilizes a TPO to keep it from penetrating through. Studded tire tough, protect epoxy, and looks great. Different from TruContain®, carpet mads hold moderate amounts of moisture with no edges.

Made in the USA

When it comes to garage floor containment mats, Garage Flooring LLC has you covered! We make it easy to keep snow, mud, water, and dirt off the concrete floor and away from everything you store in the garage. You can use TruContain® containment mats under your vehicle or you can select the American-Made Garage Grip product to absorb the water and give a non-slip floor.

One thing to consider when selecting the TruContain product is that they are not decorative flooring like a G-Floor garage floor mat. They are simply designed to contain rain and snow. The garage grip product is more attractive. However, it does not have any built-in edging and may contain less water. Looking to compare containment, PVC, and carpet mats?

Containment Mats for Snow, Ice, Water & Mud

The purpose of containment mats are strictly to contain snow, ice, water, mud, and other debris. That is the key difference between a garage floor containment mat and garage floor mats. A garage mat is often used to cover garage floors where garage containment mats are strictly used so that when the snow melts or moderate amounts of rain fall off your car, it does not ruin everything else in the garage. They are not anti-slip, will not tolerate a studded tire, and don’t offer any real stain resistance.

Best containment mats for snow

There are several factors that come into play when deciding the best containment mat. The fabric material, edges, packaging, and more While the TruContain mat was once the only choice, companies like auto floor guard and the floor defender mat have become affordable options. All three are different from the Park Smart Clean Park mat which required assembly or the Carpad mat which required a garden hose to be inserted. But which one is the best?

Let’s have a look at what sets the All Weather Floors TruContain® mat apart from the rest.

The Fabric

The fabric material is an essential part of any containment mat. It has to be able to contain melting snow, withstand automotive fluids, and be durable enough to protect the concrete from grime and oil. The fabric needs to withstand the cold winter weather and chunks from gravel roads.

Other containment mats have been focusing on how to keep manufacturing costs down during these past few years. TruContain containment mats have kept their original attractive gray color, and heavy-duty fabric and added the stay-put corners

TruContain is also available in a heavy-duty version called TruContain HD which is highly suggested for those in Canada or off gravel roads. The fabric is about 1/3 heavier.

Please be aware that since we launched the heavy-duty version of TruContain some competitors have started calling their mat “HD” or “heavy duty” even though they did not change the thickness.

The Edges

Second, to the fabric itself, the raised edges are a crucial part of what makes TruContain the best garage floor mats for Containment. TruContain uses a high-end, semi-rigid foam that quickly and effectively returns to its original height. When you compared it to the raised edge on other products it feels less ‘squishy’ and more heavy-duty. When snow-ice starts to melt on the garage floor you need that edge to be as high and firm as possible to accommodate the fluid, while being low enough to minimize slip-fall accidents.

The biggest reason competitors have gotten away from the firmer edges is they can fold these mats smaller and roll them out faster. While that saves a couple of minutes during installation and a lot of money during shipping, it is simply not the best long-term option.

Containment Mats Size

Let’s face it cars are coming in all sorts of sizes these days. While most cars will fit on a 7’9″ x 18′ mat, some cars will fit on a shorter mat. Trucks and SUVs need wider and longer mats. TruContain containment mats are available in a wide variety of sizes which eliminates the need for custom sizes. In fact, TruContain will accommodate well over 90% of vehicles on the market today.

The Best Garage Floor Containment Mats for Your Needs

None of us look forward to winter weather, but planning ahead and finding a roll of flooring or containment mat that can accommodate your vehicle and lifestyle is key. Our suggestion is as follows:

If your roads tend to be paved and you are in an area with light to moderate snow fall, we would suggest the original TruContain containment mat.

If your containment mats need to be all-weather floors and also withstand gravel roads, we would suggest an HD Containment mat.

If you are in a high snow area, gravel is not a concern and you can fit a 9×20 containment mat, that should hold the excess moisture.

TruContain Containment Mats

The TruContain containment mat was invented in Grand Junction, CO. Garage Flooring LLC of Colorado has been in the garage flooring and garage mat business for decades. They took all of the pros and cons of all the garage floor containment mats and but them together to make the best garage floor containment mat in the business! TruCOntain is not available for purchase in-store.

Garage mats for light snow and rain

If rain and snow are not a major concern, there are a lot of other options. You could go with a PVC garage floor mat or a carpet mat. Containment mats are only needed where there is an abundance of inclement weather or other dirt, debris, and fluids.

Best outdoor mat

We do not suggest the TruContain containment mat or any of its competitors for use outdoors. They are only intended for use in a fully enclosed garage — meaning four walls and a garage door. We have yet to find a mat that performs well outside

For Light Use

The standard TrueLock mats are great for light use.

G-Floor Ribbed Garage Floor Mat

In the world of garage floors, it is important to understand the differences between garage mats and garage containment mats. Garage mats are designed to be attractive, and decorative and are considerably thicker. They roll out so there are no creases. If you are looking to protect the garage floor from leaks, a containment mat or a garage mat will work. If you are looking for a decorative garage floor or you are looking to cover the entire garage floor, a roll-out PVC garage floor mat or garage floor tiles are a better option.

The ribbed mat from Better Life Technology is a hybrid garage mat of sorts. The ribs create a channel that can contain moisture and oil like garage containment mats but the garage mat itself is 55 Mils thick at the base and 110 mils at the top. It is a more heavy-duty option that is better suited to cover garage floors.

What Size Containment Mat Do I need?

We have a calculator above that you can use to figure out the best size mat for your car.

How do I get the Meted snow or Ice Out over the Foam Edges

You can use a broom or a squeegee. Some customers will even drag it into the driveway. We find that a Wet Dry vac is the best option.

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